Most people will tell you that moving is one of those experiences that a lot of people don’t enjoy. Admittedly, I am one of those people. If you then add a family into the mix, it can become pure chaos. But moving the family doesn’t have to be the end of the world, there are simple tips you can use to get through it. So, if you are moving the family soon, try these easy tips and tricks to get through to your new home stress-free.
Don’t do it, if you don’t have to
Having moved a number of times, I am always thinking about buying boxes, getting adhesive tape, hiring a van or convincing a friend to let me use theirs. However, if you don’t want to do it all yourself, thankfully, you don’t have to. Try using movers in Melbourne for your next relocation. Movers are a great way to avoid the heavy lifting and make things a little but simpler.
Not only will they relocate your belonging from A to B, but they often have packages which include packing and unpacking as well. Sure you will probably spend a little more than doing it yourself, but you will save your back and your weekend time a lot more. Movers are the best way to relocate a family home without the added chaos that goes along with it.
If you are choosing to do it yourself, make sure you are prepared. Don’t leave it until the morning of moving day 1 to buy boxes and adhesive tape. Think ahead of time and purchase all the consumables you need to pack up your families lives. Boxes and tape are the easy items but one thing that is often forgotten is the stuffing that comes along.
Packing glassware and fragile items needs stuffing to support it. Head to the newsagents each day in the week leading up to the move and buy a couple of newspapers. Old newspapers make great stuffing to ensure you don’t break any precious items. Think about getting the kids prepared as well, set them a challenge or make their pocket money a reward for packing up their toys or clothes in advance. Children are great procrastinators, so don’t let them be the source of frustration come moving day.
Divide and conquer
Everyone in the family has different strengths, figuratively and literally! Start sizing up and delegating the tasks that can be carried out by the best person. The benefit of a family is more bodies to get the boxes checked off that moving list.
Have a family meeting in the lead up to the move and divide and conquer. Send each family member to a different room of the home; take boxes and markers to label the boxes. Moving house seems a lot more manageable when you are only tackling one room instead of 6 or 7. It is also a great way to get the kids involved, put some music on and make it a little bit of fun.
When you arrive at your new home and are unloading all of those boxes and items, take the time to unload properly. Don’t unload and put everything into your kitchen or living room. Take note of the labels on the boxes and be sure to place the box in the corresponding room. It sounds simple, but it can make all the difference when you start unpacking on the other end. It stops people going back and forth between rooms and again you can divide and conquer on both ends.
Moving house is a challenging time for everyone; it can leave you exhausted and cause a large amount of chaos as well. But instead of letting the chaos set in, use these simple tips to help create a seamless move for both you and your family.